March caught up with us quick this year, and all the sports fans love March with madness in the basketball games and Major League Baseball beginning at the end of March. And, with Greeley’s new menu, beer on tab and games all week long, what’s not to love about March?
If you didn’t see it posted on Facebook, the new time for Quizzies with Roy Smallwood is now 6:30 p.m. every Wednesday evening. Just in case Roy pulls out some trivia questions about Oregon and beer, we’ve got a few facts to help you brush up.
Oregon Beer Facts
- Oregon’s brewing company’s employ 6400 full and part-time employees. That’s an increase of approximately 900 jobs over 2011.
- There are currently 165 brewing companies that operate 203 brewing facilities in 66 cities in Oregon.
- The total economic impact from the beer industry is $2.83 billion for Oregon’s economy. 29,000 people are employed because of beer.
- Oregonians drank 2.79 million barrels of beer in 2012.
- 1.296 million barrels of beer were made by Oregon’s brewers in 2012 up 11% from 2011.
- It’s guesstimated that 47% of all draft beer consumed in Oregon is brewed in Oregon.
- There are currently 53 breweries in Portland, 73 in the Portland metro area, 20 in Bend and 27 in Central Oregon and 11 in Eugene.
- Portland currently has the most breweries of any city in the world. We Rock!
- Hood River has 4 breweries in its city limits and 5 that have a Hood River address.
What’s pouring at Greeley on the rotating taps?
- Mountain Rescue Dry Hop Pale Ale
- Abominable Winter Ale
- Lights Out Stout
Brrr Seasonal Ale is hoppy Northwest-style red ale with a deep red, rich body and a hearty malt presence. The addition of Simcoe and Cascade hops give it a big citrusy hop aroma, while their proprietary Alchemy hop blend provides a balanced bitterness to complement the sweet malt profile. Malts include pale, caramel 10L & 80L, Munich 10L, Carapils and Dark Chocolate. It offers an ABV of 7.20%.
Have a great week and we’ll see ya there!